The lungs are the largest organs in the human body. Expanding and contracting like a balloon, the lungs allow for inflow of oxygen and outflow of carbon dioxide. Lung disorders caused by disease or trauma can severely compromise your ability to breathe enough air to satisfy the oxygen requirements of your body. Some conditions can even cause your lungs to fail, requiring a lung transplant.
NorthShore’s thoracic surgery experts provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for a wide array of lung disorders, including: